MoMineral MakeUp

MoMineral MakeUp

Mineral Makeup for Dark Skin. Made in UK

MoMineral

Source: Woman.ng

After 8 years of working as a freelance makeup artist, Omolara Tayo-Sobajo has seen the shortcomings of many major makeup brands on the high street.

As a passionate advocate for ‘many shades of beauty’, Omolara feels that mainstream makeup brands are still not formulated with women of colour in mind despite countless campaigns from Women of Colour to change this. It was with this knowledge and her passion for makeup that led her to launch the MoMineral MakeUp line.

Only a few makeup brands produced limited shades of foundation for dark skin and the available brands will either leave the skin looking too grey or too “ashy” and dry.  In addition to this, the composition of some makeup products available on the market are not always healthy for melanin-rich skin.

MoMineral
Omolara Tayo-Sobajo holds a degree in Microbiology and an MBA.

MoMineral Makeup was created to provide African and Caribbean women with more choice when it comes to makeup products and our products are formulated from natural ingredients.” – Omolara Tayo Sobajo.

MoMineral Makeup is highly aware of the complex diversity of overtones and undertones caused by the rich melanin pigment in dark skins resulting in many shade variations. The company prides itself on giving women of colour more makeup choices, particularly women with darker skin tones.

MoMineral

MoMineral products are formulated and manufactured in the United Kingdom, regulated and certified by the highest cosmetics standard in order to provide the dark skin with makeup products with skin healthy benefits.

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Black women in England are twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer as white women.

breast cancer

Source: The Guardian

Black women in England are more likely to get advanced breast cancer than white women, new analysis by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England shows.

It was concluded that late-stage disease affected almost twice as many black women (22% of black African women and 22% of black Caribbean women) than white women (13%).

Experts say this is for many reasons, including possible differences in tumour biology, low awareness of symptoms and screening and barriers to seeking help.

While spotting the disease early is key, Heather Nelson of BME Cancer Voice, said in an interview with the BBC: “Women of colour are less likely to go for screening”.

“You’ll get leaflets through your door and they will be predominantly of white, middle-class women. There’s no representation of South Asian, African descent et cetera”.

“If you get information like that, you’re going to look and think, ‘That’s not about me.’”

One woman said to the BBC:

“A lot of us black people bury our head in the sand: ‘Oh, me, well, I don’t need to go, there’s nothing wrong with me.’”

But lots of work has taken place around breast cancer prevention. In October, the international community celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink ribbon has become a symbol to express moral support for women with the disease.

So, why is this work not reaching everyone? If you’re a black survivor of breast cancer, we want to hear your thoughts. When did you find out you had cancer and what has your experience been? What do you think of the prevention messages available? Does it talk to a diverse range of communities? Why do you think that black women are less likely to go for screening?

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Why Traveling is the most important degree in life?

A new book by Marie-Noelle Anaella

 

Traveling broadens the mind!
You’ll have heard that said before and it’s true. There can be no education that a person can have, regardless of age, that can open the mind like travel does.
Of course, going to school is important, but in Why Traveling is the Most Important Degree in Life you are about to be given a crash course in what traveling can do for you, away from mainstream education, showing you that traveling is:

– A fun thing to do
– Highly educational
– A great source of knowledge
– Provides you with opportunities you would otherwise have missed
– Life skills enhancing
– A good way to meet new people

This short e-book is a ‘must read’ for anyone who is thinking about traveling for an extended period of time. It is packed with useful tips and great advice to make sure that you get the most from your experiences.

Prioritizing, decision making, money management and self-management may sound like boring subjects and a drain on your will to see your dreams through, but these are vital skills and are covered in depth.

So, before you start thinking about packing your rucksack, get a copy of Why Traveling is the Most Important Degree in Life and learn the important basics before you take that first step.

Marie-Noelle Anaella
Author Marie-Noelle Anaella

Chopstreets is your guide to discovering African and Caribbean Cuisines in the U.K with the touch of a button.

We believe eating is a social activity and it is said that the best friendships are made over food, we agree!

Chopstreets

African food is rich, diverse, colourful and flavoursome and we have made it our mission to help you discover great places where you can enjoy delicious food from the African Continent and the Caribbean Islands right here in the U.K.

Chopstreets
LERATO LONDON – Supper Club based in Brighton

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Black Women In Europe™Social Media Group {ideel förening} {nonprofit}

It was very uplifting to see my friends’ service posts from today in honour of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Well done!

Black Women In Europe™Social Media Group {ideel förening} {nonprofit}

I confess I did not leave the house today. But for my part I finished the website for my Black Women In Europe™Social Media Group ideel förening|nonprofit quietly formed last autumn. May we hold the spirit of service close to our hearts all year.


 

Power List

Jennifer Tosch – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Power List 2016

Jennifer Tosch, Culture: The Netherlands, Founder of Black Heritage Tours

Power List

Jennifer Tosch launched Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam in 2013 after taking the Black Europe Summer School course at the University of Amsterdam.

The inspiration for the tours first came not only from the transformative experience I had as a student of the BESS, but also from a void that I encountered regarding positive narratives about the presence and contributions of the African Diaspora in the Netherlands. After sharing my experiences with family and friends, I firmly believed I could contribute my share to the process of unearthing the lives of our hidden histories in Europe and in 2013 Black Heritage Tours in Amsterdam was born. The journey has been nothing short of amazing. We’ve built a sustainable business by collaborating with an awesome team of scholars, historians, public officials, businesses, and heritage tourism professional.

My vision is that through this tour and the tireless work being done by dedicated scholars and activists throughout the Netherlands we will move from silence, shame and blame to when we will speak about ‘Black history’ with pride, and to claim the heritage that is rightfully shared. I have already been confronted with some strong resistance to sharing a ‘different’ perspective about Dutch history, in one instance a ‘Dutch historian’ physically stood in front of me during a ‘pilot tour’ trying to deter me. However, it has been through that ‘rock of resistance’ that has motivated me to ‘sharpen my sword of knowledge’. Thanks to a powerhouse A-Team, my ‘narrative’ is based on sound research and scholarship. This is simply, a perspective whose time is long overdue.